Powerlifter Tiffany Chapon Exceeds Total & Squat World Records While Training

The rising powerlifter continued to turn heads with some eye-opening marks during her training.

In a budding career, powerlifter Tiffany Chapon continues to show she is well on her way. On April 4, 2022, the French-born athlete who competes in the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) at 47 kilograms  showcased her strength again when she logged a raw total of 425 kilograms (937 pounds) during training. While unofficial because it did not occur in a competition, the mark eclipses the current world record by seven kilograms (15.43 pounds).

Chapon’s workout total includes another unofficial record — a staggering 165-kilogram squat (363.8 pounds). Check out Chapon’s entire training session below, courtesy of her Instagram page:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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[Related: Powerlifter Prescillia Bavoil (69KG) Wins 2022 FFForce French Nationals, Scores Two Unofficial IPF Records]

The marks Chapon notched during this workout look even better on paper. Here are her training numbers:

Tiffany Chapon Training Numbers | April 4, 2022

  • Squat — 165 kilograms (363.8 pounds)
  • Bench Press — 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds)
  • Deadlift — 165 kilograms (363.8 pounds)
  • Total — 425 kilograms (937 pounds)

It’s worth noting that Chapon’s squat is over three times her recent competition body weight. The powerlifter did not disclose her weight during this workout. Nonetheless, each lift appears to be minimal trouble for Chapon — a potentially great sign for any upcoming competitions.

Notably, Chapon’s squat, bench press, and total marks from this session are all markedly better than her previous competition bests. She improved upon her squat by 10.02 kilograms (22.1 pounds), her bench press by 1.99 kilograms (4.38 pounds), and her total by seven kilograms (15.43 pounds), respectively.

A Promising Start

For someone who only began powerlifting professionally in September 2020, Chapon has wasted no time notching achievements. In eight sanctioned events in her career, the 20-year-old has captured six first-place finishes. 

The range of meets Chapon has participated in also has quality variety — from the Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) and European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) to the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). 

While competing in the 47-kilogram weight class, Chapon owns two official world records. The first is an all-time world record 155-kilogram squat (341.7 pounds), accomplished at the 2022 FFForce Championnats de France Élite de Force Athlétique. Her 418-kilogram (921.5 pounds) total from the same event is the current world record, too.

Here is Chapon’s complete competition resume to date:

Tiffany Chapon — Career Results

  • 2020 FFForce Silent Worker Meet — 1st overall
  • 2021 FFForce Test Match Eleiko — 1st overall
  • 2021 FFForce Silent Worker Meet — 2nd overall
  • 2021 FFForce Championnats de France Jeunes et Élite de Force Athlétique — 1st overall
  • 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships — 1st overall
  • 2021 FFForce Girl Power — 2nd overall
  • 2021 EPF European Classic Powerlifting Championships — 1st overall
  • 2022 FFForce Championnats de France Élite de Force Athlétique — 1st overall

What’s on Deck

Chapon might most excel with her squat, but it’s her bench press that may soon draw the attention of the powerlifting community. The current bench press all-time world record is 95.5 kilograms (210.5 pounds), set by Hanna Rantala during the 2017 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. Chapon’s latest bench press mark during training puts her half a kilogram away from breaking that record. 

It might only be a matter of time before Chapon announces her next competition. Whenever she does compete next, she might come out victorious and go home with a few records. 

Featured image: turbo_tiff on Instagram

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